Happy Birthday is a music video about throwing a surprise birthday party for yourself, where the "surprise" is that nobody loves you. The music was written by Jack Shepherd, the former glockenspiel player for the seminal DC art-noise band Foreplay, and the video was directed by Joel Bartlett, who is currently single, in case any of you ladies are looking.
The latest single from The Good Shepherds' forthcoming album, Exes and Ohs, "Annexing Boston" combines a post-emo sensibility with a moderate knowledge of Boston's geography and a hook so infectious it could send the CDC running for their Hazmat suits. As if that weren't frightening enough, the hit video for the song is "Game of Risk"-themed, and filmed in stop motion.
Love Song for Rebecca (From Jack and Sean)
To be perfectly honest, Exes and Ohs is a lot more "exes" than "ohs." But this beautiful duet proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the life of a Good Shepherds bandmember isn't all heartbreak. At least not for Sean.
Bankrupt on Selling
This heartfelt cover of Modest Mouse's "Bankrupt on Selling" shows fans of Jack Shepherd exactly where his musical talents came from. From his parents. Who also help to perform the cover. Like, because they're also singing. For God's sake, just watch the video.
Get Yr. Rux Off!
Get Yr. Rux Off, the brand new industrial-techno-sugar-pop jam from supergroup collective The Good Shepherds, is the first single from the band's forthcoming concept album about their ex girlfriends, Exes and Ohs. Featuring members of Three Sparks Later and The Damage Brothers, the Prodigy-inspired song boasts lyrics composed by writers from the world's second-most popular 17th Century blog, Peep This Diary, and '90s-throwback "rave" style dancing from Ceiling 69's Jack Shepherd.* Stay tuned for more of The Good Shepherds, when the eagerly anticipated ballad My Italian Girlfriend hits the charts in the coming months.
Get pumped. Get scared. Get ready to get down. 'Cuz it's time to Get Yr. Rux Off!
*Warning: Intentional misuse of my sick dancing steez can be harmful or fatal to your health.
i am what i am
Often compared to the Make-Up and the Delta 72's, Chromakey breaks new physchophonic ground with their video for "i am what i am". Featuring both members of Glenn Hoddle's Revenge, as well as the Soul Ready Rock Force Crew's Gregory "Paralegal" Gomes, Chromakey's hopelessly stylish groove is sure to have you tearing up the dance floor (or at the very least gyrating rhythmically in your office chair).
Tatiana Was a Tiger
If you thought that Chromakey video was freaky, wait until you see this video about a 2007 tiger mauling at the San Francisco zoo. Created by Jack S., Patrick B.B. R., Jan F., and Hadley T., Tatiana Was a Tiger is compelling proof that the only thing more dangerous than an angry tiger is a dose of pretentious art-rock.
When Emmett Stinson (formerly of The Sex) recorded the original version of Uckingfay Ippieshay, he never expected that Pat and Jack from Havlicek Steals the Ball would score a smash hit with their own interpretation of the song. From what we have been able to ascertain, Emmett was actually pretty unhappy about the whole thing.
The video for Uckingfay Ippieshay features original skate tricks by the two artists, including an attempted frontside 5-0 nollie kickflip rail slide. Do not try this at home.
Hang Your Head
Get ready for some sweet, sweet, funky beats from boy-band sensation Ceiling 69! Recorded during a tumultuous road trip across the United States, Hang Your Head combines the vocal talents of Jack Shepherd, the songwriting genius of Peanut Randolph Saum, and the polished dance moves of Patrick B. B. Resing.